NRDC Expert Blog

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Protect Two-Thirds of the World's Oceans

I started working to protect the oceans soon after I joined NRDC four decades ago. Over the years, I have witnessed devastating setbacks like the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills.

Court Ruling Could Require BP to Pay Billions in Fines for Gulf Oil Spill Restoration

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that BP acted with “gross negligence” in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This decision could result in the company paying an estimated $18 billion in fines.

A 50th Birthday Present for Wilderness Act: Keep Arctic Coastal Plain Wild

Fifty years ago today, my conservation hero and mentor Mardy Murie stood next to President Lyndon Johnson as he signed the Wilderness Act.

Yellowstone in the Backyard: Time to Declare LA's San Gabriel Mountains a National Monument

As we head into the final days of August, most Americans are looking for one last summer escape. Many people have to travel hundreds of miles to find a refuge from the crush of everyday life.

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